Reagan; Man, Legend, Inspiration

An hour south of Santa Barbara, inland from the gorgeous 101, nesting peacefully atop a hill, overlooking a one of a kind view of Simi Valley rests the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Since we moved north to Santa Barbara, I had been dying to go and finally, one Sunday we got our chance.…

New Year, Same Me.

For each New Year, instead of doing one resolution, I instead create a list of various items; things I want to accomplish, goals I want to achieve, and ways I want to improve my life. For 2017 three of my goals are 1. Spend more time outside, 2. Be in the moment, 3. Find the…

life is good today.

My toes sink between the sand as the hot Southern California sun breaths down my sweater. I closed my eyes and let the sun fill up my soul. Behind me, palm trees reach the sky and they dance back and forth against the ocean breeze. We were spending Thanksgiving weekend in one of my favorite…

Dreams Are Forever.

Just because we circle the sun once more, add a digit to the year and turn the page in our book of life- doesn’t mean our souls grow old. Our bodies may age but our minds can stay young. I am forever a child at heart. This year, I celebrated my twenty-sixth birthday, which internally…

Another Goal: Crushed.

To some, running isn’t a huge deal and to run a 5K? That’s nothing. That’s a warm up regular runners, a light jog or even a random Tuesday. I, however, am not one of those people. To me, running is a chore, something I dread and something that often times makes me feel worse. But,…

An Evening With Mumford & Sons

“Do you think it’s worth it?” Dave looks at me and I feel my frustration piling over. We have been on the road for five hours watching the brake lights fill the freeway ahead of us. “It’s always worth it,” I snapped back at him. I knew my pre-show anxieties were setting in and mixing…